Author 'Boucher Marc dit de Meilh' (Id 183590 ) : Sympetrum striolatum. Sympetrum striatum (male). This dragonfly was photographed on the edge of the forest, near a small natural pond or a very old dripping, by filtration, his water up in the lake of Rosière (more than a kilometer of the place photographed, Etc.), male, currently, is playing its part in breeding, and this until the first frosts... Tired of the flights ceaseless to copulate and feed, also, it came to rest on this big stalk of artichoke, wild. Before, during my snack, landed on my left arm and seemed very interested in the contents of my bag... This insect is very common, curious, pretty familiar. He often comes back to the same perch, and do not hate the soil to rest in, taking care to be included in a ray of sunshine, especially in the heart of the month of September. Marc de Meilhan.